With the holidays upon us, many employers are hiring extra help for the season. If your plans include hiring on-call employees, you’re probably wondering about New York’s requirements.

This time last year, the New York State Department of Labor proposed several new requirements for on-call employees. You can read about them here.

The proposed changes left many employers anxious because of the significant changes they required. Employers can rest easy that the proposed changes have not been implemented.

The law in New York, then, simply requires employees to be paid for either four hours of work or their entire scheduled shift, whichever is less. Employees must be paid at least minimum wage, which increases at the end of 2018 to $11.10 outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County where the minimum wage increases are considerably higher.

If you’re an employer with questions about complying with New York State labor law, contact The Coppola Firm. We can help.